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German tourists killed in freak ferry accident at Genoa harbour

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German tourists killed in freak ferry accident at Genoa harbour
Rescuers fish the vehicle out of the harbour on Sunday. Photo: DPA
08:23 CEST+02:00
Two young German tourists died in northern Italy Sunday after their car plunged into the sea while they were driving off a ferry at Genoa, northern Italy, port authorities said.

Witnesses cited in the Italian media said that the tourists' car, the third off the ferry, was on the ramp in reverse gear when the ferry moved forward, causing the car to plunge into sea.

Rescue workers were unable to get to the couple in time to save them.

Moby Line, which owns the ferry, said it could not exclude "human error" in the tragedy. The ferry had just arrived from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, port officials said.

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